Keegan Allen

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Keegan Allen
Born Keegan Phillip Allen
(1989-07-22) July 22, 1989 (age 26)
California, U.S.[citation needed]
Occupation Actor, Musician, Photographer
Years active 2002; 2010–present
Parent(s) Phillip R. Allen
Joan Snyder

Keegan Phillip Allen (born July 22, 1989[1]) is an American actor and musician. Allen is best known for his current role as Toby Cavanaugh on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Allen is the son of Joan Snyder and Phillip Richard Allen, an off-Broadway theater actor best known for his role as Captain J.T. Esteban in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.[citation needed]


Keegan’s passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography and other roles behind the camera.[2] This coupled with his parents' background led up to his job as an actor on the front stage.[citation needed]

At the age of thirteen Keegan landed his first paid job for a small, non-speaking role in a documentary for Animal Planet.[3] He went on to star in a short film, Small Emergencies, as the Parakeet Owner’s Son in 2002. In 2010, after a long break from acting, Keegan appeared in Nickelodeon’s TV show Big Time Rush.[1] In the same year, he starred in a short film entitled As A Last Resort. Shortly after, Keegan secured his breakthrough role as Toby Cavanaugh, Spencer Hastings’ (played by Troian Bellisario) love interest on ABC’s Pretty Little Liars. He also made an appearance in CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2011. This year, Allen played the role of Jake in an episode of Fox’s sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter and is currently working on a movie titled Bukowski,[4] produced and directed by Hollywood star James Franco.[citation needed]

Allen was nominated as Choice Summer TV Star: Male, for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Allen did not win, but he was nominated again in 2013 and won.[citation needed]

His book of photography is published by St. Martin's Press (2015) and is a National Bestseller.


Year Series Role Notes
2002 Small Emergencies Parakeet Owner's Son Short film
2010 As a Last Resort Driver Short film
2013 Palo Alto Archie
2014 The Sound and the Fury TBA
2014 The Hazing Secret Trent
2015 Bukowski Jimmy Haddox
TBA In Dubious Battle Eddie Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Big Time Rush Model #2 "Big Time Jobs" (Season 1: episode 11)
2010–present Pretty Little Liars Toby Cavanaugh Main Cast
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Max Ferris "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead" (Season 11: episode 16)
2013 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Jake "Teenage Party" (Season 1: episode 11)
2015 Young & Hungry Tyler Guest Star 1 episode
Music Videos
Year Title Artist
2013 Temara Melek "Karma's Not Pretty"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer TV Star: Male" Pretty Little Liars Nominated
2013 TV Guide Awards "Favorite Villain" (Shared with: Janel Parrish) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer TV Star: Male" Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards "Choice TV Actor: Drama" Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Pending


  1. ^ a b "Keegan Allen Bio". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "An Interview with Keegan Allen (Toby, 'Pretty Little Liars')". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Keegan Allen Bio". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Bukowski (2015) at the Internet Movie Database.

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